New York City is somewhat of a drinker’s paradise year round, but a certain extra layer of permissiveness seems to infuse the city in the summertime, along with a wellspring of opportunities to get sloshed, slightly or mightily.
Still not convinced this really goes on? Okay, well:
Various New Yorkers roundly agreed that theirs was a ‘drinking city,’ where people work and play hard, and often live like Peter Pan, putting off the trappings of adulthood, like marriage and children, for as long as possible. But there were disagreements over finer points, like whether people drank more in the summer, or just more openly.
For her part, a girl by the name of “Boozeabeth” (whose “Boozey” ring qualifies her as an expert) recommends outdoor patios. Good call, Boozeabeth! If you’re just now learning about the phenomenon of outdoor drinking, may we recommend a rooftop or a waterfront bar, also?